Erik Benson


Erik Benson

Erik has worked with early stage technology startups since joining Voyager in 1998. His current portfolio includes Act-On Software, Chirpify, Lighter Capital, Lytics, SheerID, Shiftboard and SoundCommerce.

Erik was previously responsible for Voyager's investments in Anova Data (acquired: RBBN), aQuantive (acquired: MSFT), Blue Box (acquired: IBM), Capital Stream (acquired: HCLTECH), Covario (acquired: DENTSU), Elemental Technologies (acquired: AMZN), Kryptiq (acquired: SCRIPT), MakeTV (acquired: LTN) and Skyward (acquired: VZ).

Prior to joining Voyager in 1998, Erik was president of Mimix, a Seattle-based pioneer in the motion capture and 3D animation software industry. He started his career in New York advising and financing private equity transactions with Chemical Banking Corporation (now JPMorgan Chase).

Erik has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in economics from Pacific Lutheran University, where he currently serves on the board of regents and chairs their investment committee.